Common Causes of Incontinence

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Common Causes of Incontinence: Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntarily and unintentional leaking of urine. It can develop for a variety of different reasons; when the bladder cannot empty properly due to nerves that control the bladder being damaged from injury, certain illnesses like prostate cancer, neurological disorders, your diet and lifestyle, and more.

Learning about the common causes of incontinence and how to properly treat it can help you live a more active, independent lifestyle. More than 5 million men in the United States deal with urinary incontinence and can be somewhat uninformed about their condition, and may face challenges physically, emotionally and socially.

Male UI is not a Disease

If you are suffering from male urinary incontinence, at first you should know that it is not a disease, and certainly not a life-threatening condition. It is usually a symptom of some underlying health issues, and it’s critical to seek medical advice for these problems. 

Short-term medical issues that may cause male UI, include: 

  • UTI (urinary tract infection)
  • Constipation 
  • Certain drugs (such as antidepressants, diuretics, and antihistamines)

Long-term medical issues that may cause male UI, include: 

  • Diabetes
  • Enlarged prostate 
  • Prostate surgery
  • Stroke 
  • PTSD
  • Neurological disorders 

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